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Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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In this Video Series:

Thai Hill Tribes: The work of IMPECT in northern Thailand
 In the remote areas of northern Thailand, an ethnically diverse group of tribes live far from civilization and any form of government services that are usually...
Civic Participation in Local Governance: Thailand's Hill Tribe Women
Civic Participation in Local Governance: Thailand's Hill Tribe Women This film focuses on an Asia Foundation project in Northern Thailand designed to reach Hill Tribe women...
Nau-ehri Tungmuengthong, Karen
The story of Nau-ehri, a Karen tribe member, living in the remote hills of northern Thailand.
Naengnoi Sae-seng, Hmong
Naengnoi Sae-seng has lived a difficult life among the Hmong tribe. Now, the Citizen Participation in Local Governance Project has taught her lessons on human dignity and...
Wipha Srilimpanon, Lisu
Wipha Srilimpanon wasn't sure if the Citizen Participation in Local Governance project was really right for her. After reading through the CPLG documents, she discovered...
Nasae Yapa, Lahu
The Lahu hill tribe is a culture that has always been restrictive of women's rights and their role in society. Now, through education and awareness services brought by the...
Phoei Srisombat, Mien
Phoei Srisombat continues to effect change in her local Mien community, despite objections stemming from traditional female roles in the tribe.
Pairoh Yerboh, Akha
Pairoh Yerboh believes that her Akha culture has placed too many burdens on hill tribe women. For this reason she participates in the Women's Citizen Participation in Local...
Lakela Chataw, Lahu
Lakela participates with IMPECT as a coordinator for the Women in CPLG project. It is her hope that through making the hill tribe women of northern Thailand aware of their...

Thai Hill Tribes: The work of IMPECT in northern Thailand

Part 9 of 9: Lakela Chataw, Lahu

Lakela participates with IMPECT as a coordinator for the Women in CPLG project. It is her hope that through making the hill tribe women of northern Thailand aware of their rights, more women will become active in local politics, an arena dominated by males in the region.

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